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  • Bless me Father for I have sinned
    July 12, 2019  |  In The News  |  

    This week, we’re talking about the sacrament of Confession. We’ll tell the story of St. John Vianney, whose devotion to this sacrament brought thousands of people back to the Church in the 19th century— and whose incorrupt heart recently completed a 7,500 mile journey around the United States. We’ll answer some common questions and misconceptions about confession. And we’ll detail a California bill, which was withdrawn this week,

  • Workshops to help parishioners tackle issue of homelessness in the community
    July 5, 2019  |  In The News  |  

    The issue of homelessness has been front and center in the news for many months as local government agencies and community advocacy groups have grappled with how to best provide services to the destitute. With recent changes, there is an unprecedented opportunity for local Catholics who seek to more fully live their faith and incorporate the principles of Catholic social teaching into their lives to get involved.

  • ‘Migrants Are Persons Like Us’: Border Bishops Offer Prayers After Deaths
    July 3, 2019  |  Archbishop Gomez, In The News  |  

    Catholic bishops from both sides of the border near McAllen, Texas, issued a joint statement expressing condolences to the families of migrant children and parents who recently drowned trying to cross the river into the United States.

  • USCCB leaders decry policies they say led to child deaths at border
    July 2, 2019  |  Archbishop Gomez, In The News  |  

    Leadership of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in an op-ed cast blame on government policies for recent child deaths near the U.S.-Mexico border.

  • How five bishops could deliver a powerful pro-immigrant gesture
    June 30, 2019  |  Archbishop Gomez, In The News  |  

    One of the bigger Vatican stories this week came in the unlikely form of a papal reaction to a photograph. On Wednesday, the Vatican released a statement saying Francis was heartsick about the image of a father and daughter from El Salvador who drowned while attempting to cross the Rio Grande to reach the United States.

  • Christian Families can Change the World
    June 30, 2019  |  Archbishop Gomez, In The News  |  

    On June 18, 2019, the Most Reverend José H. Gomez of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles delivered the keynote address at the annual liturgy conference hosted by the University of Notre Dame’s McGrath Institute for Church Life, speaking on the pastoral state of the family.

  • As a nation we must honor the humanity and basic needs of migrants
    June 30, 2019  |  Archbishop Gomez, In The News  |  

    We mourn the deaths of 23-month-old Angie Valeria and her father, Oscar Martinez, who died on Monday while fleeing El Salvador in search of safety in the United States. This young family embarked on a journey of over 1,400 miles, through some of the most dangerous parts of the world, which ended with a father paying the ultimate price — his life — to keep his daughter from harm’s way. Angie was still scared after she was left safely on the river bank and she jumped back in the water to be with her dad, her security.

    June 28, 2019  |  In The News  |  

    Many people often times when they see something that they have great meaning or admiration towards, like a national anthem or a flag of their home country or something like that, get somewhat of a minor lump in their throat. I always experience something similar to such extent whenever I see an image of Saint John Baptist de La Salle or whenever I see a Brother of the Christian Schools for the truth to the matter of it all is that the Lasallian Spirituality to me is something very personal that I am extremely fond of.

  • Inauguran en Los Ángeles exhibición ImmiArt, reflejo del movimiento migrante
    June 28, 2019  |  In The News  |  

    El color del movimiento emigrante es el tema de este año de la exhibición ImmiArt que desde este jueves abre sus puestas en el consulado de México en Los Ángeles con 19 artistas inmigrantes participando.

  • Misa de las Culturas se celebra en Los Ángeles
    June 28, 2019  |  Archbishop Gomez, In The News  |  

    Una vez al año la Catedral de Nuestra Señora de Los Ángeles se convierte en un punto de celebración religiosa y cultural, pues con el propósito de rendir tributo a los diversos grupos étnicos que habitan la zona, se lleva a cabo la Misa de las Culturas.